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Overall Niche Grade
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  1. Academics
    A-
  2. Diversity
    A
  3. Teachers
    A
  4. College Prep
    A-
  5. Clubs & Activities
    A+
  6. Health & Safety
    B+
  7. Administration
    A-
  8. Sports
    A+
  9. Food
    A
  10. Resources & Facilities
    A-
Midway High School is a highly rated, public school located in Waco, TX. It has 2,418 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 16 to 1. According to state test scores, 87% of students are at least proficient in math and 78% in reading.
Address
8200 Mars Dr
Waco, TX 76712
Telephone
(254) 761-5650
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Midway High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
78%
Percent Proficient - Math
87%
Average Graduation Rate
99%
Average SAT
1160
351 responses
Average ACT
25
238 responses
AP Enrollment
16%
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Living in the Area
B+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    B+
  2. Good for Families
    B
  3. Housing
    B-
Median Household Income
$36,004
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$791
National
$949
Median Home Value
$107,700
National
$184,700

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
B+
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
93%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.45 responses
Poll
82%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.45 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 162 responses
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  • Pep Rallies
    20%
  • All sporting events are supported by the community
    17%
  • Prom!
    17%
  • Homecoming Week
    14%
  • Homecoming parade
    9%
  • Corrigan Week
    7%
  • School Musical and Plays
    6%

Students

Diversity
A
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
2,418
Free or Reduced Lunch
25%
98%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.47 responses
83%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.47 responses
98%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.47 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
16:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$47,542
Teachers in First/Second Year
11.3%
80%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.66 responses
88%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.66 responses
85%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.66 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
A+
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Low
Boys Athletic Participation
Average
Expenses Per Student
$10,478/ year
National
$12,239
90%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.73 responses
74%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.73 responses
84%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.73 responses
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They have many options for classes with a wide range of difficulty levels. The school is massive in footage and population, but there’s crammed hallways and full classrooms. They are frequently changing rules with dress codes, ID’s, schedules, etc., but they really want to make the best for their students safety and preference. All staff are friendly. Their website could use some assistance, as it is hard to navigate.
I personally discovered what I want to study in college while I was in high school at Midway, specifically through the Fashion Design classes. Midway makes sure all students are prepared to graduate, and given all the information needed to make it to and in college!
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My experience at midway for the past four years has been great! The AP/Pre-AP teachers are very good overall and they most certainly will prepare you for the AP exam or a higher level course. Plus, midway has a lot of amazing, award winning clubs/activities from BPA to the fine arts that everyone should take a look at when deciding to put their child at midway. However, the counseling department could use some more work when it comes down to being active all 4yrs of high school in helping students be prepared for college admissions and the obstacles that can come with it. Midway does have a lot of career and technical education programs that are very good if your kid wants to go to vocational school and also certification programs for nursing and welding.
Midway High School is a great high school. Even though I've gone through a billion friendships throughout high school, the teachers, principals, and academics are great. They take safety very seriously and I'm happy about that. The only downside to Midway is the dress code. Let us students be comfortable while we are learning!